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firewood saved my life

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by allstihl, Aug 14, 2019 at 5:57 AM.

  1. allstihl

    allstihl ArboristSite Guru

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    I hade a massive heart attack in june .they said that the only reason I surived was because I was in such good physical shape . I do 20-30 facecord a year and split by hand . I guess I have firewood to thank for being alive .
     
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    And I thought it was going to say kept you from freezing to death.
     
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    full chizel ArboristSite Operative

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    Good to see you’re still on the right side of the dirt.
     
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    Time to sell my splitter I guess! Gonna keep at the firewood?
     
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    allstihl ArboristSite Guru

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    as long as I can lift a saw
     
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    I"m 84 and the doc says "QUIT!!". Nope, good shape except forusual old age stuff and I'm out there slinging Stihl saws 4 hours day every two days or oftener, splitting, loading, hualing, In general all things related to getting wood ready to either sell or burn. I figure the day I sit down in the easy chair and just quit is the first step to a dirt nap.
     
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    Everything in moderation. Slowing down is not the same as stopping. I have always believed in the old saying, people don't get old, they rust. Working hard is only good if you work smart.
     
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    allstihl ArboristSite Guru

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    im 63 and the docs say keep doing what your doing .
     
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    My mother is 85 and still bowling in a league 3 times a week and still drives. I'm not about to tell her to stop.
     
  10. MountainHigh

    MountainHigh Selective Tree wacker

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    ... and if you're not already, be careful about what you put in your pie hole :yes: Clean diet - Fish, tofu, occasional free range chicken in moderation, maybe a bit of venison - no fried foods, no butter or fake margarine, lots of veggies, fruit, brown rice, whole grains, oats, beans and lentils, low fat dairy, some seeds and nuts, cut out the junk.

    An associate had a heart attack about 10 years ago and got a couple of stents.
    He took all the meds that were supposed to keep him alive and healthy, but didn't change his diet - Ate the typical North American diet. Lots of meat, some bacon, sausage, potatoes, cheese, butter, processed margarine, a little veg and fruit, ice cream, desserts, some fast food, some booze. A few years passed and his blood pressure inched up again, he had another heart attack, fortunately he was close to the hospital or would be dead. He had to have Quadruple bypass.

    Some few lucky folks can abuse themselves with North American diet and manage to still live a long life, but for most of us the statistics don't lie, it's heart attack on a plate.
     
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    I'm not sold on diet alone or if it makes that much difference. Genetics plays a huge factor.The key is watch your weight. After all, how many fat people have you ever seen in a retirement home? My bet is zero.
     
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    Just think if dr’s stared prescribing splitting mauls instead of the latest cholesterol medication.
     
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    SNIP >>>

    "Why Japanese men have less heart disease.


    Men in Japan, despite smoking much more than American men, and despite higher cholesterol and blood pressure, have a rate of heart disease 70% lower than American men.
    Among the reasons for this are high consumption of fish and omega-3 fats, more vitamin D, and less consumption of sugar, trans fats, and iron.

    "Genes

    Maybe the Japanese have some kind of genetic protection against heart disease.
    Unfortunately for that thesis, Japanese men who move to the U.S. have much higher rates of heart disease than Japanese men in Japan.
    No, Japanese genes do not offer protection.

    <<< END SNIP

    https://medium.com/the-mission/why-japanese-men-have-far-less-heart-disease-badbc3841322
     
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    op - glad to hear ur health saved the day, well... ur day!

    slowing down comes with no pre planned plan! just the way it is. I am slowing down... bit by bit. but I can and do... still 'cut a swath' with a rooster tail not unlike an unlimited hydro running WOT up on Lake Washington... lol :D

    my day will come, but it's not today! :rolleyes:

    :muscle:

    still going strong...
    zuh.jpg
     
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    turnkey - I cannot say ur Dr is wrong, nor can I say don't follow his advice. but I can say... I admire your 'git up n go!' hope I am doing as well at 84. believe me, I think about it often! :)
     
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    That looks like fun. I started back racing ATV motocross when I was 45 till I turned 57. I did well winning 6 championships before I stopped. Most of it was local racing but I did race quite a few nationals, at least the ones I could afford to travel to.
    Finally one day while jumping a 130 foot triple step up I looked down from 40 foot in the air and thought to myself, WTF am I doing? I retired that year.
    Here is a sample of where how far ATV MX racing has gone.
     
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    Ya, 40' in the air - Wow ! - With age comes the realization that time is precious and is running low - ;)
     
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    Yeah you get to thinking, one little mistake and it's game over. I have seen my share of deaths at the track. I didn't want to be one of those. I have broken the rear axle in half several times jumping jumps. Not stock axles but heavy duty cromalloy racing axles.
     
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    Don't even think about getting old except when I see some young person sucking Oxygen from a machine.
    I'll continue to walk my dogs daily, piddle in my garden raised beds, an dcut and split my fire wood.
    Mow my grass and other peoples for them and get paid to mow their ditches.

    Then there is the snow to plow shovel and blow for my self and other people. Go out and whack coyotes with a few good friends, cross country ski and snowmobile too.

    :D Al
     
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